Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: N122-124-0442
Amount: $249,286.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-124
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105-
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jacob Crossman
 Senior Research Engineer
 (734) 887-7606
Business Contact
 Andrew Dallas
Title: Vice President
Phone: (734) 887-7603
Research Institution
SoarTech will research technologies, collectively called"Lucid,"to enable and manage supervisory control of multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs). Lucid will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of UVs and (1) detect and project important events, alerting users to them and (2) estimate user workload and automatically distribute tasks when a user is overloaded. Lucid will is designed to allow operators to spend less time interacting with the system and more time doing other important tasks. To achieve these results Lucid will implement computational situation awareness (CSA), and use it as a basis for intelligent UI control, decision support, and high-level command inputs. The core concepts behind Lucid were prototyped and tested in the MAGIC International Robot Competition where SoarTech teamed with the University of Michigan to win in 2010. Lucid will build on that ground-breaking work and will be integrated these new capabilities with existing and future Naval systems such as Raptor X, the Common Control Station (CCS), the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), and the Global Command and Control System (GCCS).

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